Is TurboVPN for Android devices any good?

By: Cristina | Last updated July 2, 2019
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TurboVPN is one of the top pics for Virtual Private Network services for Android devices. It is a consistent charter in the top downloaded security apps mainly because it is free and easy to use.

How does it protect my device?

TurboVPN allows the user to select different servers which they can connect to. Once connected, the country where the server is located will be shown as your place of origin on websites. This means you will be given anonymity. Aside from this, VPNs also encrypt the data that you upload online so that hackers won’t be able to read your information even if security is breached.

How much does it cost?

TurboVPN can be availed for free with Android devices. You can simply download it through the Google Play Store. This gives you access to 9 servers in 8 countries. This is a good number for a free service. It also has unlimited bandwidth for users to use.

They also offer a paid version called the VIP plan. It can connect users to 29 servers in 15 countries. It is a bit lacking in comparison to bigger names like ExpressVPN and NordVPN, though, which offers thousands of servers for almost the same price.

The VIP plan also removes all the ads in the interface. There are 20 extra servers that you can use for up to five devices at once.

Features on Android

TurboVPN uses the AES-256 encryption for your files. They support the use of OpenVPN and IPSec protocols. You can choose a specific protocol that you can use exclusively on Android though. Upon testing, there were no data leaks and downtime with their service.

TurboVPN’s interface is easy to use and intuitive. Those without much knowledge in the technology will still be able to use it all its features. It may be a bit annoying to use it for free as advertisements are scattered all throughout. Avail their paid version to remove this.

The VPN is capable of bypassing geo-filters and restrictions in streaming services like Netflix and Fox. This is a feature that may be the sole reason for buying it as it is only available for the paid plan. Being capable of doing this proves the service’s quality.

TurboVPN falls a bit short in terms of internet speed. Because VPNs have to encrypt your data and send it to their server before being sent to the website of your choice, your internet speed will not be the same. A good VPN service shall minimize this effect. TurboVPN’s speed is good for those using North American servers. Its performance is not the same for European servers, though.

There are some issues in terms of its logging policy though. It collects the information of its users which can be bad for some who would like to keep total anonymity. They also do not offer a kill-switch feature that instantly ceases connection to the internet once your security is breached. These are points to be considered before availing their services.

By: Cristina | Last updated July 2, 2019